| 7 | The Origin Release Poster

Background:

SEE ASSETS BELOW: There were a lot of cool resources in this week's lesson that showed fun ways to add special effects and tips for photo manipulation so I wanted to try and create a tv show poster using a bunch of random images. I didn't really know where to start but once I found the image of the buildings I knew I wanted to do something post-apocalyptic and realized that it would be so much cooler if the city was actually underwater. I blurred out a majority of the buildings to help create some depth and from there I had the idea of a diver casually exploring the city and then everything began to snowball. I grabbed a couple of tentacles, the flashlight beam, and a bunch of fish and turned it into a sci-fi-inspired poster. 

 

To give the idea of being underwater I created a soft blue gradient with some outer shadows. I also brought in some light using a basic water texture to resemble the ocean's surface. 

I used two major textures for all of the erosion that you see on the buildings. 

Contrast:

Since the design is heavily focused on the visuals, there isn't a lot of copy but the majority of contrast introduced is through the lighter text against the darker background.

Repetition:

Again, there isn't a lot of direct work with repetition throughout the design aside from the overall visual theme of the piece.

Alignment:

To help keep the user's attention moving from section to section, everything in the design is center-aligned that follows a visual line throughout the center of the design.

Proximity:

The only two pieces of type are categorized with their own weights and styles to help differentiate the two.

Skills:

  • Text

  • Paint Tool

  • Layer Mask

  • Rulers

  • Marquee Tool

  • Brush Tool

  • Artboards

  • Blending Modes

  • Calculations

  • Adjustment Layers

  • Camera Raw Filters

Design Considerations:

  • Make something that I've never made before

  • Focus on photo manipulation 

  • Push myself creatively

Credits:

The Origin

Typeface | Montserrat

The Origin Assets